Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

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  1. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind seeing it in IMAX, it would be a new experience.
     
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  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Greatest movie of all time.
     
  3. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Love the smell of napalm in the morning.
    I was a young Marine fresh out of boot camp when I saw the original. Freaked me out.
     
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Amazing movie.

    Honestly I didn't understand some of it when it came out.

    The visuals were stunning.
     
  5. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Coppola was a beast.
     
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  6. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I was too young when I first saw it, and have since seen so many versions of the film, including the "Heart of Darkness." I read once, Coppola had several different endings to the movie and he chose the most expensive one....the B52 strike. Hahaha. I'm interested to know what were the other choices.
     
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  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    While I love the flick I could never say it's the greatest movie of all time.

    The story was just too... Not sure what the right word or words are.
     
  8. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Bizarre? Totally agree not the best movie of all time. It is one of the movies that most affected me personally. That and the first R rated movie I ever saw “The Exorcist” :omg:
     
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  9. darthseinfeld

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    Always got my vote
     
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  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's it.

    A more powerful movie than it is a great movie– If that can be.
     
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  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    You look at the top rated movies on IMDB and you have:

    1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) R | 142 min | Drama. ...
    2. The Godfather (1972) R | 175 min | Crime, Drama. ...
    3. The Dark Knight (2008) PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama. ...
    4. The Godfather: Part II (1974) ...
    5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ...
    6. Pulp Fiction (1994) ...
    7. Schindler's List (1993) ...
    8. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    For the most part the stories are simple and easily understood.

    "Pulp Fiction" is sorta bizarre too, but not to the point of "Apocalypse".
     
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  12. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    That's how I envisioned the Mekong Delta being like.........however, from my personal experience I thought Platoon and Full Metal Jacket were closer in reality......There were several parts in both movies that were a little too Hollywood though.
     
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  13. Rockport

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    Loved the first half of Full Metal Jacket. Closest movie in reality to Marine Corps boot camp. In 1st phase I was on fire watch duty at 2am when a recruit went out on the outside deck and was threatening to jump. I woke up the DI who came out with just his skivies on and his DI cover and went up to the recruit and yelled “jump you chicken *** scum bag, jump!!” He didn’t and of course was gone the next day.
     
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  14. JohnnyTheFox

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    Nothing like getting a Firewatch shift smack dab in the middle of the night.
     
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  15. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    I guess there's no deescalation in the Marines.... hahaha
     
  16. Rockport

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    No, just the opposite. :D
     
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  17. CouchCoach

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    You can add Hamburger Hill to those two as well for Vietnam and The Thin Red Line did the same thing for WWII regarding the battle for ground and the price to pay for every inch of it.

    Full Metal Jacket could have been two movies and had the first one expand a little more on boot camp and end with them shipping out right after the death of "Pyle". Vincent D'Onofrio was just great in FMJ. I can't imagine anyone playing that part better.
     
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  18. PJTHEDOORS

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    Well Jim's song The End set the tone for the movie.
     
  19. PJTHEDOORS

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    No way those movies are better than The Wizard of Oz. The Godfather 1&2, I can see, but not the others.
     
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  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Well let's just say a whole lotta folks love to rank movies and your peers have voted for these movies being the best of all time.

    I think "WOZ" is a wonderful movie.

    But not the all-time greatest.
     

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